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loft

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noun \ˈlȯft\

Definition of loft

  1. 1 :  an upper room or floor :  attic

  2. 2a :  a gallery in a church or hallb :  one of the upper floors of a warehouse or business building especially when not partitioned living in a converted loftc :  hayloft

  3. 3a :  the backward slant of the face of a golf-club headb :  the act of lofting

  4. 4 :  the thickness of a fabric or insulating material (such as goose down)

loftlike

play \ˈlȯft-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of loft in a sentence

  1. The kids' bedroom has a loft.

  2. He rents a converted loft.

Origin and Etymology of loft

Middle English, from Old English, air, sky, from Old Norse lopt; akin to Old High German luft air


First Known Use: 13th century

Other Architecture Terms


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loft

verb

Definition of loft

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to place, house, or store in a loft

  3. 2 :  to propel through the air or into space lofted a long hit to center instruments lofted by a powerful rocket

  4. 3 :  to lay out a full-sized working drawing of the lines and contours of (such as a ship's hull)

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to propel a ball high into the air

  7. 2 :  to rise high

Examples of loft in a sentence

  1. He lofted a home run into the stands.

  2. The explosion lofted dust high into the air.

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First Known Use of loft

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LOFT Defined for English Language Learners

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loft

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noun \ˈlȯft\

Definition of loft for English Language Learners

  • : a room or space that is just below the roof of a building and that is often used to store things

  • : a high section of seats in a church or hall

  • : an upper floor of a warehouse or business building especially when it is not divided by walls


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loft

verb

Definition of loft for English Language Learners

  • : to hit or throw (something, such as a ball) so that it rises high in the air


LOFT Defined for Kids

loft

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noun \ˈlȯft\

Definition of loft for Students

  1. 1 :  an upper room or upper story of a building

  2. 2 :  a balcony in a church

  3. 3 :  an upper part of a barn



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